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Russia 2018: Cuneyt Cakir to officiate England vs Croatia World Cup semi-final


By: Oma Akatugba

Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate Croatia’s World Cup semi-final against England. The match will be played at beautiful Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

It will be the 41-year-old’s third match at Russia 2018, having previously taken charge of Iran’s 1-0 win over Morocco and Argentina’s dramatic 2-1 victory against Nigeria.

Cakir, officiating Nigeria Vs Argetina

The Turkish referee, Cakir has issued nine yellow cards and zero red cards in Russia.

He awarded a penalty to Nigeria in their game against Argentina when Javier Mascherano was adjudged to have been holding Nigerian defender, Leon Balogun in the area. England have been awarded two penalties this summer for the same offence.

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